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City Park Players Auditions – The Laramie Project

February 2 @ 10:00 am

Interested in acting? City Park Players is holding auditions for The Laramie Project on Saturday, February 2nd and Monday, February 4th. Show dates are Thursdays – Sundays from April 4th to 14th.

Auditions will be held in the Lobby of the Kress Theatre on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 AM and Monday, February 4th at 6:00 PM. For more information, email City Park Players at cityparkplayers@gmail.com.

All auditions are a cold read.

Drama – 4 men, 4 women (doubling, flexible casting)

THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.

Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

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Details

Date:
February 2
Time:
10:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Hearn Stage
1102 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
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